Fellows: Sally Mair and Laura Brennan

Govan Law Centre

Govan Law Centre (Charity SCO30193) was formed in 1995. It is an independent community controlled organization that tackles unmet legal need and areas of social disadvantage. It receives funding from various statutory and voluntary bodies. GLC is the largest community law centre in Scotland.

The legal work is undertaken by the legal practice of Dailly & Co. The Principal Solicitor is a Solicitor Advocate. All income from the legal practice is the property of the charity.

GLC has a strong reputation in delivering high quality, innovative services to the most disadvantaged people in the community.

GLC has for the past 8 years had an office situated in Govanhill. This office is situated in one of the most deprived areas in Glasgow and throws up unique challenges due to the large number of the Roma population in Scotland, that have settled there, and the high percentage of private landlords in the area. This results in below standard housing, illegal evictions, rogue landlords and discriminatory treatment of the BME population in housing, employment and provision of support. Between the offices, GLC runs a team of 11 solicitors, 1 trainee and 6 Vulnerable Caseworkers.

GLC specializes in housing and homelessness, education rights, discrimination, employment, welfare rights and other areas of welfare law. GLC provides representation in courts, Employment Tribunals, Education Tribunals and Welfare Rights Tribunals.

The dedicated team of solicitors and caseworkers offer a specialized and professional service providing assistance in over 4000 cases per year and over 1750 appearances in courts or tribunal hearings.

GLC solicitors regularly contribute to legal publications and take part in national debates on legal reform. GLC is regularly asked to provide evidence at Parliamentary Committees and assist in drafting parliamentary bills.

GLC is recognized as a centre of excellence and has won many awards for the innovative work carried out by the Legal Team and the services provided to the most vulnerable in society.

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